Finlay House

Finlay House is located on an elevated rural site in North Otago with stunning views overlooking the Waitaki Valley. Due to a geo-tec report highlighting the possibility of unstable ground, the design incorporates a lightweight steel and timber floor structure which support the house.


We relied on Katrina and Alister to supervise the build in our absence and had no difficulty in liaising with them via the internet about various decisions. The builder was very impressed with Alister and Katrina and the quality and detail of their plans which he found very easy to work with.

- Jane Forster & Glenn Eggleton

To enjoy the outdoor aspect for as much of the year as possible, a central covered deck enables its owners to enjoy outdoor entertaining through a variety of weather and seasons.


We relied on Katrina and Alister to supervise the build in our absence and had no difficulty in liaising with them via the internet about various decisions. The builder was very impressed with Alister and Katrina and the quality and detail of their plans which he found very easy to work with.

- Jane Forster & Glenn Eggleton

Steel is complimented with schist stone and cedar weatherboards, which were also used on the interior of the home to contrast the painted white surfaces.